Courtesy of Media Matters:
CHRIS JANSING: I want to bring in Liz Wahl, former anchor for state owned TV network Russia Today, who famously quit on air because she said she didn't want to be "part of the Russian propaganda machine." Thanks so much for joining us, and you know the way that they operate there in Russia. What do you expect to hear from there going forward on all of this?
LIZ WAHL: It was interesting to hear from your correspondent over there in Moscow because this is typical. Denial is kind of a, just the way that they handle news that is damning to them. And you hear this over and over again that there is no proof. We've heard this in terms of Ukraine where Russia became increasingly bold and aggressive in foreign policy. And denial is what they do, and there were little green men in Ukraine, occupying Crimea and the war in eastern Ukraine, they said they didn't exist, and they were fueling the war in Eastern Ukraine, they said that that was not happening. And perhaps most disturbingly, the repeated targeting bombing of hospitals, humanitarian aid convoy, of the White Helmets, of civilian groups. These are all things that have been happening and simply, you just -- excuse me -- you just get denials.
This needs to be talked about as often as possible in the public forum.
It is not ONLY that Vladimir Putin selected Donald Trump to be our president.
It is also that since he "won" the election, and even before, it has become clear that Trump is openly promoting and defending Russia, even going so far as to undermine the work of our national security experts when they reveal Russia's interference in the election.
Donald Trump is clearly Putin's "useful idiot," and he is doing NOTHING to hide that fact.